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Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson (4/23/1987) Booking Photo (3/3/2019) Click to view article, Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson pleads guilty to murdering Carrington Jane Broussard and her full-term unborn baby

Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson pleads guilty to murdering Carrington Jane Broussard and her full-term unborn baby

Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson (34) pleaded guilty in court today to the first-degree murder of Carrington Jane Broussard, second-degree murder of her full-term unborn baby, and admitted to the special circumstance of committing multiple murders. This plea requires a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

DA’s Office & GALA Commit to Collaborative Training Click to view article, DA's Office and GALA commit to collaborative training

DA's Office and GALA commit to collaborative training

The District Attorney's Office and Gala Pride & Diversity Center release joint statement on plans for collaborative training efforts.

Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/1964) Booking Photo (6/30/21) Click to view article, Local Bookkeeper Ginger Lee Mankins facing 10 years in prison for embezzlement after guilty plea

Local Bookkeeper Ginger Lee Mankins facing 10 years in prison for embezzlement after guilty plea

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Ginger Lee Mankins (56) of Arroyo Grande has pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzlement with an agreement that she will be sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

Matthew Leroy Ehens (DOB 10/11/1982)  Booking Photo (8/3/2019 Click to view article, Matthew Leroy Ehens convicted of pouring boiling oil on his 79-year-old foster mother before stabbing her in the back with a kitchen knife

Matthew Leroy Ehens convicted of pouring boiling oil on his 79-year-old foster mother before stabbing her in the back with a kitchen knife

Matthew Leroy Ehens (38) of Arroyo Grande pleaded no contest in court today to charges of torture and elder abuse against his 79-year-old foster mother after he poured boiling peanut oil on her and stabbed her in the back with a large kitchen knife during an argument.

Joshua Delante Wheeler (DOB 02/12/1983) Booking Photo (10/01/2020) Click to view article, Joshua Delante Wheeler sentenced to 76 years for his conviction on eight felony sex crimes, including four counts of forcible rape of a minor

Joshua Delante Wheeler sentenced to 76 years for his conviction on eight felony sex crimes, including four counts of forcible rape of a minor

Oceano resident Joshua Delante Wheeler (38) was sentenced today after being convicted by a San Luis Obispo County jury on July 8, 2021, for multiple sex crimes against a minor.

Arthur Tiofilo Rocha (DOB 6/22/78) Booking Photo (8/1/18) Click to view article, Arthur Tiofilo Rocha of Arroyo Grande Facing 50 Years-To-Life for Violent Sex Crimes

Arthur Tiofilo Rocha of Arroyo Grande Facing 50 Years-To-Life for Violent Sex Crimes

Arthur Tiofilo Rocha (43) pleaded no contest in court today to four counts of violent crimes including forceable rape and assault with a deadly weapon against three female victims. Rocha faces 50 years-to-life at his sentencing.

District Attorney’s Office Completes Legal Review of the  Officer-Involved Shooting of Mason James Lira Click to view article, District Attorney’s Office Completes Legal Review of the  Officer-Involved Shooting of Mason James Lira on June 11, 2020

District Attorney’s Office Completes Legal Review of the Officer-Involved Shooting of Mason James Lira on June 11, 2020

After careful review, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's office has concluded the law enforcement officers who used deadly force did not violate the law so no charges will be filed against them.

Message from District Attorney Dan Dow Click to view article, Following Robbery of Senator Boxer, DA’s Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous Petty Theft Legislation

Following Robbery of Senator Boxer, DA’s Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous Petty Theft Legislation

Dan Dow announced today that he, along with his colleagues in the California District Attorneys Association, publicly call for withdrawal of Senate Bill 82 because it is absurdly unsafe for Californians.